The latest version of Monaco (v.3.20) features the new Segment Shape Optimization™ tool, which drives improved dose conformity, plan quality and delivery efficiency, he added.
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute's radiation oncology team has already begun treating a second cancer patient using the Monaco VMAT/Trilogy combination.
Monaco works seamlessly with ARIA OIS
Dr. Laub also has found that Monaco is compatible with Varian's ARIA® oncology information system (OIS) as well.
The typical workflow entails sending the CT simulation scan to their existing planning system, which is used for contouring. The contours and CT scan are subsequently exported from the planning system into Monaco.
"We then run the optimization in Monaco, import everything back into ARIA for record-and-verify, and that's where the plan gets approved and sent to the treatment machine," he explains. "It's pretty seamless, actually."
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